Some argue that comparing and contrasting in the same essay makes no sense. Others would say that to compare two items completely, it is necessary to include how the two items are alike and how they are different.
The premise of expository writing is that the text will explain something. Explanatory writing can take on so many different forms that young writers are often confused by this mode of written discourse. When writers stop and think about how they explain something in oral language, they realize that all kinds of approaches are used. A simple conversation in the classroom can easily illustrate this practice.
What does it mean to write persuasively?
Most writers would simply state that persuasive writing convinces the reader. Period.
There are quite a few questions that follow that statement. For instance, does persuasive writing simply mean that the writer is communicating in a way that builds credibility and therefore is persuasive?
Everyone is a writer. So why even ask this question if we all know what it means to write.